Ordinary Heroines: How Grace Darling inspired the women of the RNLI

Watch as Seahouses Crew Member Leeane Pearce learns more about the inspiring story of Grace Darling

In 1838, Grace Darling became the RNLI's first female medal winner after helping save nine lives from the wreck of SS Forfarshire.

Her bravery and courage inspired generations of female lifesavers to come, including Seahouses Lifeboat Station crew member Leeanne Pearce.

Follow in Leeanne's bootsteps at RNLI.org/OrdinaryHeroines.